Clíodhna
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Venue - Splurge or Save?

Clíodhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price? Are you splurging or saving on your venue? Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN Next Question: Photography? Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price?

Are you splurging or saving on your venue?


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Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN



Next Question: Photography?

Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

119 Comments

  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    Save, as much as we could! Under $950 for the church, which includes wedding coordinator and organ player. $1,000 for the reception venue, all day!

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Saving! We are having a smaller wedding. Most venues had food and drink minimums that were more for a 150+ guest count. We found a great venue that is also a great deal.
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  • Mrscolón
    Super September 2019
    Mrscolón ·
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    I'd say we splurged for booking a venue with nothing including, but we didn't think that at the time lol

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    Went went with one that offered everything we wanted to do. We wanted to choose our own catering company. Not choose someone who servers food we didn’t like!!
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  • Katie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Katie ·
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    Save! We found somewhere with no cost and it is absolutely gorgeous!
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  • Ariana
    Savvy September 2019
    Ariana ·
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    Save. We only paid $500 for our venue 😊
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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    Splurge! My venue was everything and it allowed me to save on decor because it was beautiful on its own.
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  • Vivianna
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Vivianna ·
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    We are saving but we picked a place that seems like we are splurging because it includes accomodations for all of our wedding guests so they do not have to spend money on getting motel rooms.
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  • Mailan
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Mailan ·
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    Saved!! Family discount lol.
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  • Brittany
    Savvy April 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I SPLURGED ON MY VENUE.. tbh i have buyers remorse hahah but i loved it so much it is about $150 PP which means we definitely had to delete some people off our list but it is my day and I got what I wanted. We still have a 150 person wedding though.

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  • lalalulu
    Beginner March 2020
    lalalulu ·
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    Splurge! We booked FH's dream venue which had a $12,500 food and beverage minimum. *YIKES!* I'm hoping that it'll be worth it.

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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Saved. Wedding ceremony consists of 5 people total for our destination ceremony, and the reception will be held at my parent's home the following day. I call that a win!!!
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  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear ·
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    Both. I wanted peaceful, and with nature, so outside. We splurged in the sense that we travelled across several states to get there, but in the end it was cheaper than choosing a venue in the state we resided in.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated June 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    Save !!
    we found a park, and will most likely just have to pay to rent out the gazebo. ☺️
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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Save because I booked so early, but they are about in line with the many we liked.

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  • Taylor
    Savvy November 2019
    Taylor ·
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    The venue itself was a save! We looked at several country clubs and the one we chose is definitely the most beautiful and it's a bonus that the reservation fee is the lowest.

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  • Karla
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Karla ·
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    We decided to save on the venue and splurge a bit on the flowers to "dress it up" to what we want it to be.

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  • Isabel
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Isabel ·
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    We Splurged!
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  • Julia
    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Julia ·
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    Save big time! Wasn’t too picky about where it was. I just wanted it big enough for our entire family!
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  • Atiya
    Beginner August 2020
    Atiya ·
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    Somewhere in the middle. We were able to get a great deal on the normally expensive venue
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